Job Overview



USAID is an independent Federal Government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State.  With headquarters in Washington, D.C., USAID fosters transformational development around the world.  Our work supports economic growth and trade; agriculture and the environment; education and training; democracy and governance; global health; global partnerships and humanitarian assistance.  We operate in four regions of the world:  Sub-Saharan Africa; Asia and the Near East; Latin America and the Caribbean; and Europe and Eurasia.  USAID employees in the Civil Service and Foreign Service, as well as individuals employed through Personal Service Contracts, must adhere to our Counter Trafficking in Persons Code of Conduct.  For information on the effort to counter all forms of human trafficking, including the procurement of commercial sex acts and the use of forced labor, visit  For more information about USAID, visit


As an Investigator, you will be responsible for conducting personnel security and suitability investigations in accordance with Executive Order 10450 and Executive Order 12968.  Assigning, coordinating and reviewing investigative field work to meet investigative standards and resolve security concerns to determine individual’s suitability and eligibility/continued eligibility for access to classified national security information.  Performing Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative (COTR) duties, as directed.  This position is located in the Office of Security, Personnel Security Division, Field Investigations Branch.


As an Investigator, you will: develop interrogatories and investigative plans for complex, multiple issue personnel security investigations; coordinate and assign work to independent contract field investigators; review, assess and approve final reports of investigation submitted by investigators; ensure all issues or concerns are adequately resolved and the investigative scope and standards are met; conduct personnel security interviews in special or sensitive investigations; perform COTR duties, as directed, and approves project orders and payments; provide day-to-day guidance to independent contract investigators working in the field; and assist the team with agent recruitment, selection, training and evaluation.